Traffic infraction filed against officer who hit, killed student in crosswalk

The Seattle City Attorney's Office has filed a traffic infraction against a Seattle Police officer who hit and killed a graduate student from India in January 2023.

The infraction was filed in Seattle Municipal Court against Officer Kevin Dave.

Officer Dave was answering a priority call when he sped through red lights, hitting and killing 23-year-old Jaahnavi Kandula as she was in a crosswalk.

Dave did not face any charges in Kandula's death, the King County Prosecutor's Office announced last week.


Seattle Police officer not charged in death of Jaahnavi Kandula who was hit in crosswalk

The Seattle police officer who struck and killed 23-year-old grad student Jaahnavi Kandula will not face charges, the King County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday.

After that announcement, the Seattle Police Department referred an infraction of second-degree negligent driving.

The infraction carries a civil penalty with a fine up to $5,000.

Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison issued the following statement on Officer Dave's infraction:

King County Prosecutors previously said Officer Dave was not impaired or driving recklessly at the time of the crash.